Updated: Jun 4, 2022
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, government officials were eager to create strategies and action plans to respond to the health crisis. Our CEO, Trenton Gin, was at the forefront of the effort with his initiative and determination to collect and analyze data from across the United States. Looking at every state’s response and measures implement to evaluate the effectiveness and timeliness of such actions when compared to the infection rates, hospitalization rates, and death rates. This research became the basis for California’s proposal legislation to address future infectious diseases and variants of existing infectious diseases. The first set of legislation proposals was brought up in Dec2021/Jan2022 to the State Senator Office J.
California has currently established that out-of-state medical personnel are permitted to enter the state and provide services during the pandemic, but only after taking an in-person exam. Regarding medical education, California has waived examination requirements for medical licensure renewal that expired at the pandemic’s beginning.
The research takes a look at New York, Florida, Texas, Arizona, and Massachusetts, as these states have made a wide range of medical licensure changes, and these changes can be judged based on how they are reflected positively or negatively in state COVID-19 case rates.
As a result, California can gain insight from the successes that some states have achieved, while also learning to avoid the mistakes that the other states have made.
After a final look at how COVID-19 was dealt with in other states with regards to medical licensure requirements, California can now formulate its own responses to its pandemic situation. Learning from New York, California can further support the use of online medicine by requiring insurance companies to waive copays for Telehealth visits. Learning from neighboring Arizona, California can require healthcare insurance companies to expand Telemedicine coverage for all services and/or waive the in-person examination requirement for out-of-state medical professionals to practice within the California. Learning from Massachusetts, engaging in community service-focused organizations such as Doctors on Demand may help the state government better meet the growing demands of underprivileged peoples.